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I have a cardiac ablation scheduled next week. A bit nervous over possible complications that I understand are rather rare such as clots/stroke, esophageal damage due to TEE scope, heart damage etc. I'm a 40 year old healthy male and have had random afib (a few times per year) for several years, but recently I've been in and out of it daily over the last 3 months. My cardiologist placed me on 2 different anti-arythmia meds and the current one works well, however I have daily afib episodes that last a few minutes and then I'm back in NSR. The meds give me minor vertigo like symptoms and it simply feels as if I've got something synthetic inside me. The doc has recommended an ablation at this point. I'm a pilot and can't go back to work until this is resolved so it looks as though this is the best option for me. Does anyone know of someone or personally have had complications during or after this procedure? I'm quite confident all will go well as it's a top end hospital/electrophysiologist, but it's good to be mentally prepared in the event something happens. Thanks for your input!
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